Melasma is a common skin condition characterised by brown or blue-gray patches of discolouration that is often symmetrical. This hyperpigmentation is caused by overactive melanocytes deeper in the dermis and deeper than that of sun damage. It is often related to pregnancy, the contraceptive pill and hormonal medication due to the increased levels of estrogen.
There are two types of melasma: dermal and epidermal. At consultation your skin will be assessed to identify which category your pigmentation falls into, and then a treatment plan will be recommended.